The high school lists are headed by national record-setters Gretchen Walsh, Claire Curzan, Torri Huske, Phoebe Bacon, Kaitlyn Dobler, and Matt Brownstead.
Louisville returns more individual points, but freshmen, transfers, and returning redshirts means that NC State is ready for yet another ACC title.
Speedsters are the name of the game in our next set of NCAA swimming & diving recruiting class ranks, which includes two 19-second freestylers.
It’s an elite class of IMers heading into the NCAA next fall (assuming there’s a season), led by Carson Foster and a host of World Junior medalists.
Sadly, it was a harshly-truncated week of swimming. But Matt Brownstead got in a couple of history-making swim under the wire.
Mihm, a Stanford commit, dropped a second, winning the race in 1:43.98. That’s within a couple of tenths of what it took to qualify for 2020 NCAAs.
That was a lifetime best by 3 tenths and took down the former National High School Record set by Caeleb Dressel in 2013.
Matt Brownstead went 19.5 in the 50 free last year and split 19.0 on a relay. He’ll chase an 18-second split while we get a rematch of 2019’s 200 IM thriller.
After spending a PG year at Deerfield, Addie Laurencelle plans to swim for the University of Virginia beginning in the fall of 2020.
Opportunities have passed to qualify for the World Juniors roster, and the projected roster shows all 3 priority tier athletes should make the selection.
16-year-old Torri Huske will have two individual swims in Budapest with the 100 fly and 100 free now secured into her event line-up.
Carson Foster has qualified himself in the 200 free and 200 back individuals for the upcoming World Juniors meet in Budapest.
NAG holder Luca Urlando and 16-year-old Lillie Nordmann have secured their spots on the 2019 World Juniors roster in the 200 fly.
Carson Foster was our #1 recruit last year. But Luca Urlando is rising fast, and we’ve got a #1 controversy on our hands. Updated recruit ranks here.
Lakeside’s Will Cole, a junior at St. Xavier High School in Louisville, has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Virginia for 2020-21.